Conil – take a stroll along the beach promenade, visit Tower Guzman, crisscross the old town with white-walled houses and narrow streets and explore numerous craft shops and boutiques.
Cape Trafalgar – dominated by its large lighthouse is the scene of one of the most famous naval battles, in which British Royal Navy defeated Napoleon’s Spanish and French fleet
Tarifa – wind capital of Europe from which you can set out on a whale watching tour or a day trip to Morocco (high-speed ferry will take you to Tangiers from Tarifa in 35 minutes – check for fares and timetables)
Jerez – capital of sherry, horsemanship and flamenco shows also famous for its motorcycle Grand Prix
Our tip: visit one of the spectacular shows organised by renowned Royal Andalucian School of Equestrian Art, go to one of the sherry bodegas (from mighty Gonzales Byass to Harveys producing its sweet Bristol Cream)
Cadiz – take a stroll through the oldest inhabited city in Europe and capital of the province
Sanlucar de Barrameda – one of the sherry triangle cities and a gateway to the impressive Coto de Donana national park, famous for its long equestrian tradition.
Our tip: Don’t miss out on the spectacular horse races on the beach which traditionally take place on the 2nd and 4th weekend of August.
El Puerto de Santa Maria – home to the third largest bullring in Spain and a huge Aquapark (open between June and September – check it out here)
Vejer de la Frontera – white hilltop village with Moorish look offering breathtaking views, which is certainly worth a visit. Vejer is also an ideal place for tapas hopping – bistros such as Los Quatro Gatos or La Bodeguita offer exquisite tapas and a great ambience.
Bolonia – this magnificent beach offering clear views to Moroccan coast as well as the Roman ruins Baelo Claudia are regarded as one of the best kept secrets of the region
Natural Parks – the parks Sierra de Grazalema (with its unique fossil forest, El pinsapar), Los Alcornocales, La Breña y Marismas del Barbate (just south of Conil) and Bahía de Cádiz are all within reach and boast impressive variety of natural and geological features.
The above is just a selection of places and landmarks which we believe are worthwhile visiting. You can get more extensive information from the travel guide to Andalucia which is available at La Dorada for your and other guests’ convenience (the guide is a permanent inventory of the apartment). If you don’t manage to see all places included in your itinerary in one go don’t despair, La Dorada will be here for you also in the months and years to come.